The just-drinks interview - October

A major takeover, persistent speculation about further acquisitions and most recently a legal wrangle with a prominent competitor over the ownership of a key brand have made the past year or so fairly eventful for Patrick Ricard. So Pernod Ricard’s veteran CEO and chairman had plenty to talk about when Olly Wehring met him in Paris last month.

The just-drinks interview - Patrick Ricard

11 October 2006

A major takeover, persistent speculation about further acquisitions and most recently a legal wrangle with a prominent competitor over the ownership of a key brand have made the past year or so fairly eventful for Patrick Ricard. So Pernod Ricard’s veteran CEO and chairman had plenty to talk about when Olly Wehring met him in Paris last month.

FRANCE: Asia, Americas drive Pernod profits

21 September 2006

Asia and the Americas have again proved the engines for growth at Pernod Ricard after the French drinks giant reported its full-year results today (21 September).

UPDATE: Pernod clarifies Bacardi lawsuit

16 August 2006

Pernod Ricard has clarified details of its lawsuit against Bacardi. The French company said today (16 August) that it believes Bacardi is misleading consumers by relaunching a rum called Havana Club when its version is made in Puerto Rico. Pernod also disputes Bacardi’s claims to be the owner of the brand in the US.

FRANCE: Pernod launches Ricard offensive

23 February 2006

Pernod Ricard has launched a marketing campaign for its flagship pastis, Ricard, in an attempt to stem the brand’s falling sales.

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